I'd We had been on a 60 km long trip today. My second one, and
Ritesh's first. The map of our route is here. On the whole the ride
was wonderful! A thoroughly enjoyable one. It was near perfect, with
it raining only as much as we enjoyed an not anymore. :)
- The ride on Godbander Road was the most enjoyable part of the ride. Simple Wonderful! That's what made the trip worth it!
- It was more relaxed than my previous ride and it took us about 5 hours on the whole. We must've been pedalling for about 4 hours. I don't have the "actual" figures.
- Except for the stretch of Western express highway (service road) from Jogeshwari to a little after the Sanjay Gandhi National park's entrance, the road was decent. The Eastern Express highway service road was awesome!
- Cycling alone is totally different from cycling with someone else. We didn't really go together, but we were meeting up once in a while. The loneliness, of rides on which you are alone, is absent. But waiting for, or catching up with the other guy is a bit tricky. I wonder how it would be with a bigger group.
- I tried to keep going at about 60% effort and I still had quite a bit of juice left in me, at the end of the ride.
- My cycle is definitely good! I really only understood this after exchanging my cycle.
- Exchanging cycles felt nice. A slightly different set of muscles were in action. The newness kinda helped.
- I should probably get myself a bigger round frame spectacles. Or I'm craning my neck a bit too much, to keep looking ahead, while pedaling. How about contacts?
- The problem with riding on the left of Highways is that you "compete" with heavy vehicles. It sometimes gets a bit scary.
- I should get a helmet soon.
- I should get in touch with local cycling groups and tag along with them on a couple of rides. I'll get to learn a lot of things.
- Ritesh took a few pics with his phone.
Photos in some later post or with an update.
- Where to next? A ride inside the National park, probably or the wonderful roads of Navi Mumbai.
UPDATE: A few pictures, that Ritesh clicked on his phone. All the photos were on the Godbander Road.